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  Shih-tou Hsi-chien (700-790) was a very well known Chinese Ch'an master.
As a young monk, he was one of the disciples of the Sixth Patriarch Hui-neng.
After Hui-neng passed away, Shih-tou continued his pilgrimage...
He paid a vist... continue...

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vertical line Posted on Jan.16.2009 @ 09:52AM EDT by shayne

enlightenment ( understanding ) does NOT come from outside ones self.

it is NOT a thing to be grasped by the focus.

IF it was a focus when the focus ( the mind ) was diverted then enlightenment would be lost.

understanding comes from attempting to understand.

from this springs more and more understanding.

understanding is directed related to wisdom

wisdom is seeing the world as it stands.

so attempt to further your understanding.

be a understanding person.

enlightenment looks for enlightenment.

nothing obscures it save confusion and misunderstanding.

which we create.


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Jan.16.2009
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vertical line And do you want fries with that?
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